LaFortune Park to get improved lighting
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Monday, January 14, 2013
1/14/13 at 12:10 PM
The Tulsa County Parks Department plans to begin replacing the lights at LaFortune Park this spring with work expected to be completed in early summer.
The Board of County Commissioners voted Monday to let the project out for bids.
Parks Director Richard Bales said all of the park’s 114 lights and light posts would be replaced with LED lights and new, taller light posts. In addition, two new LED lights will be added to the park’s picnic area along Yale Avenue.
The lights have not been replaced since they were installed in the mid-1980s, Bales said.
Bales said he believes the park has adequate lighting and that the taller light posts — along with the brighter LED lights — would only make the lighting better.
County Commissioner Fred Perry said in a press release that he has received several requests for more lighting along the park’s trails.
“I asked our park director to make the necessary improvements,” Perry said. “The Tulsa County Parks and Engineering departments have worked to make it a reality.”
LaFortune Park back in February 2012. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World File